Human Resources Administration


More New Yorkers Turn to Food Pantries

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Fewer New Yorkers are receiving food stamp benefits and are increasingly turning to food pantries and soup kitchens, according to the 2014 annual hunger survey.


The Brian Lehrer Show

From Critic to the Man in Charge

Monday, April 14, 2014

Steven Banks, commissioner of the Human Resources Administration and former head of the Legal Aid Society, talks about his new role inside city government and the man in charge of the department that serves New Yorkers in need of housing, food and other forms of assistance and supervision.

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New Tech City

Job Opportunities in Your Pocket

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

The Bloomberg administration believes it’s found a powerful new tool to connect the jobless with jobs: TXT-2-Work sends text messages about job listings directly into the hands of unemployed New Yorkers.

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Finding a Job in the Digital Era

Tuesday, April 09, 2013

In response to New York City's 9.1 percent unemployment rate, many New Yorkers are exploring new tech-based strategies to find jobs on their tablets, smartphones and even "dumb" phones.  

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Drug Rehab for Housing: Alleged Scheme Targets City’s Most Vulnerable

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


The problems of three-quarter houses are not new or unknown. New York's City Council voted in April to end referrals to them from homeless shelters. Now, several tenants have joined together as plaintiffs in a lawsuit, challenging one three-quarter house owner who they allege is performing illegal lock outs once tenants have completed drug rehab programs.

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